Funding Opportunities

The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) has published its fiscal year 2017 Federal Funding Opportunity for Ocean Exploration (NOAA-OAR-OER-2017-2004629) on Grants.Gov.

A pre-proposal is a prerequisite for submission of a full proposal and the deadline for receipt of pre-proposals is 5:00 pm EDT on September 16, 2016.

OER will evaluate pre-proposals and either encourage or discourage applicants to submit a full proposal. The decision to submit a full proposal is up to the applicant.

Full proposals are due at 5:00 pm EST on December 23, 2016.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the NOAA Ocean Explorer website to familiarize themselves with past and present OER-funded activities.

Quick Links pertinent to this funding opportunity include:


Contact Information for OER Federal Funding Opportunity
OER Federal Funding Opportunity
1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, Room 10210
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-734-1010